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Two Drivers Killed in Multi-Car Crash on I-10

Jan 24, 2019 10:56AM ● By Staff Writer

The Louisiana State Police (LSP) have confirmed that shortly after 1:00 am on January 24, 2019, Troop I was notified of a crash involving multiple vehicles on I-10 eastbound east of Louisiana Ave. in Lafayette Parish. The crash claimed the lives of 24-year-old Geri Glasco of Arnaudville, and 45-year-old Kenneth McNeil of Houston, TX.   

According to LSP, the preliminary investigation revealed that the driver of an eastbound 18-wheeler encountered slow moving traffic in an active construction zone. For unknown reasons, the driver of the 18-wheeler, 67-year-old William Rawlings of Killeen, TX, was unable to slow down in a timely manner and struck the rear of the vehicle driven by McNeil. That initial crash began a chain reaction involving a total of five vehicles. McNeil’s vehicle was pushed into Glasco’s vehicle, then struck the rear of a second 18-wheeler, which in turn struck another 18-wheeler.

McNeil and Glasco both suffered fatal injuries and were pronounced deceased on scene by the Lafayette Parish Coroner’s Office. Impairment is unknown and standard toxicology tests are pending. Rawlings submitted a breath sample which showed no alcohol present at the time of the crash. The investigation is ongoing, and charges may be pending.